Tag: Cayman Marine Parks

Marine park expansion under review again

Marine park expansion under review again

| 09/07/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Almost six years after a public consultation made it clear that the people of the Cayman Islands wanted to see the local marine parks enhanced, the environment minister has reportedly asked for another review of the proposals. The Department of the Environment has consulted, reviewed and resh [...]

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NCC battles conflict over spearfishing

NCC battles conflict over spearfishing

| 19/10/2017 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The controversial change in government policy from historic efforts to limit and eventually phase out spearfishing to once again allowing the importation of the spearguns and expanding their use has presented a real conflict for the National Conservation Council, which is tasked with allocati [...]

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Conservation law under threat

Conservation law under threat

| 06/06/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): The premier has said the National Conservation Law is one of a number of “controversial” pieces of legislation that will face reform in the new administration. Speaking at a press briefing to announce the new Cabinet Tuesday, Alden McLaughlin indicated that law would likely be amended as [...]

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Activists urge Cayman to speak-up on marine parks

Activists urge Cayman to speak-up on marine parks

| 22/07/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): A group of community activists are urging the people to speak out about critical issues and have launched their democracy campaign with the current public consultation on the much needed enhancement of the national marine parks. The group of young volunteers are using a website that they hop [...]

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Reefs need more protection, says Panton

Reefs need more protection, says Panton

| 08/06/2016 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The environment minister has warned that Cayman’s reefs are still under threat and are in need of further legal protection to halt the decline. Wayne Panton has said he is committed to steering through proposed enhancements to the marine parks in the face of the mounting threats. “The th [...]

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Threats continue as CIG mulls marine park plans

Threats continue as CIG mulls marine park plans

| 19/04/2016 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The National Conservation Council (NCC) and the Department of the Environment (DoE) are waiting for the greenlight from government to begin implementing the proposed enhancement of local marine parks in an effort to conserve local reefs while they are still relatively healthy. As the conserva [...]

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Marine parks input needed now

Marine parks input needed now

| 01/12/2015 | 27 Comments
(CNS): As experts at the Department of Environment move towards the much-needed enhancement of the country’s marine parks, officials are making a final call for submissions from the public as the consultation period ends Friday. The DoE said many people have spoken to them at the district mee [...]

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DoE hits the road to talk about marine conservation

DoE hits the road to talk about marine conservation

| 11/09/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Representatives from the Department of Environment will begin a series of public meeting next week on the latest plans to expand marine conservation in the Cayman Islands under the National Conservation Law. With increasing global and local pressures from natural phenomena, such as bleaching [...]

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Marine park enhancement back on agenda

Marine park enhancement back on agenda

| 11/06/2015 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is back at work on the enhancement of the local marine park system. Having launched a public consultation period at the end of 2012 to gauge community support for the expansion of local marine protection, the project had taken a back seat to the implementation of [...]

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